Found this appropriate political cartoon by Ed Stein over the weekend. I was thinking the same thing upon learning the federal government had unceremoniously stripped away my unemployment compensation on June 5.
As Stein said in his explanation of the cartoon: "The new talking point is that extending unemployment benefits will only discourage people from looking for jobs. Oh, we lazy Americans. Fifteen million of us thrown out of work since the recession began, and we just don’t want to go back on the job because of those cushy benefits. Unemployment is our fault."
I certainly will remember that in November.
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